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Sculpture: Angela NAGEL - Last on the Island

From the Collection of Nillumbik Shire Council

Description
Ceramic - sculpture
human and animal like (koala) armless figure depicted standing in a similiar stance to that of a classical sculpture / Blue and white body with a yellow face / Made from porcelain with oxide, clear glaze and undergaze.
Size
56cm x 16cm x 16cm irregular
Object Registration
2013.3VA
Keywords
nagel, sculpture, porcelain, animal, ceramic, classical
Historical information
With an interest in 'Collective Unconscious' Nagel aims to explore the human condition, and our impact on the natural world / This figure embodies human and animal traits with semi-autobiographical references to investigate concepts relating to identity and home / Nagel focuses on the extinct, the pest, the endangered and the introduced as a way to reveal her concerns of humanity as creator and destroyer / In this sculpture a koala headed figure is in the pose of the martyr St. Sebastion / With no arms, there is an inability to protest or fight.
When Made
2010
Made By
Angela Nagel (Artist)
Significance
This work is by a local contemporary artist and encompasses contemporary themes / This work was a finalist in the Nillumbik Prize 2012.
Last updated
27 Sep 2017 at 2:30PM